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Briefly: Family fest set for Oct. 6

Family fest set for Oct. 6

Family Fest will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. This free family event at Trinity Lutheran Church will feature Octoberfest food, musical entertainment, booths highlighting Christian organizations and opportunities that the church has to offer.

Bring your kids to have fun with a bounce house, water slide and more!

Trinity Lutheran Church-God’s World building is at 3950 N. Valorie Drive, Prescott Valley. For more information, call 928-772-8845.

Town seeks volunteers

The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from area residents to serve on the following:

Municipal Property Corporation (MPC) Board of Directors - This is a volunteer position appointed by the Town Council. The MPC facilitates financing of selected capital projects for the town. Related experience is desirable. Preference will be given to those applicants who live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits, but applicants living outside the town limits will also be considered.

Building Board of Appeals - This is a volunteer position filled by appointment of the Town Council. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits. The board meets to review and decide appeals of town building staff decisions. The town encourages prospective board members with backgrounds in building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical trades to apply.

Library Board of Trustees - This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council. This position requires general knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

Applications are available in the Executive Management Office, on the fourth floor of the Civic Center, 7501 E. Civic Circle, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Alzheimer’s talk: basics of memory loss

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it is time to learn the facts. Join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, Prescott Valley.

This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Registration is required at pvpl.net, Attend, Classes. Call 928-759-3040 for more information.

Lane closures near Mayer Main Street scheduled Sept. 5

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for morning lane closures on southbound Highway 69 near Mayer Main Street while a pavement-repair project is underway.

Crews will work on the southbound right lane and then shift work to the left lane between milepost 269 and milepost 264 from 5 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 5.

The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 35 mph. Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

Homeless Veteran Outreach

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, will be hosting the next in its VA workshops. The topic is “Homeless Veteran Outreach” and the workshop will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. There will be an additional half hour after the presentation for questions. Markham Breen from the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System will be covering:

• Resources available at the VA to support homeless veterans find housing.

• Discuss community organizations that work assisting homeless veterans; including new partnerships though our continuum of care collaboration.

• Discuss mental health, physical health, legal or eviction history and market conditions that are potential barriers to housing.

• Discuss the Veterans Stand Down, the major Homeless Veteran annual outreach event for Yavapai County. The Stand Down will be at the Frontier Mall Sept. 28-29 providing food, clothing, DOD surplus items, with multiple community service providers, state and city government, and VA supports available.

No registration is required. If you have any questions, call 928-759-3040.

District 4 Town Hall schedule set

Supervisor Craig Brown has completed his scheduling calendar for the annual Town Halls for 2018.

Town Halls provide the community the quality time and opportunity to learn and ask questions regarding the everyday functions of Yavapai County government. The departments represented at the scheduled meetings will be Public Works, Development Services, Community Health Department, Emergency Management and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office:

• From 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6, Paulden Area Community Organization, 24050 Marblehead Drive, Paulden.

• 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Ash Fork Development Association, 450 W. Lewis, Ash Fork.

• 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Seligman Library, 54170 Floyd Street, Seligman.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Coyote Springs, 6325 Baja Circle, Prescott Valley.

• 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott.

• 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16, Chino Valley Senior Center, 1021 Butterfield Road, Chino Valley.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Juniperwoods Land Owners Association, 1108 Folkerts Lane, Juniperwood Ranch.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Williamson Valley Community Organization, 4125 W. Outer Loop Road, Prescott.

For more information, contact Mary Conner, Assistant to Supervisor Brown at 928-442-5132 or visit the website at: Web.bos.district4@yavapai.us.

Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild meets Sept. 10

On Monday, Sept. 10, the Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild will host Peggy Nehring, who is an instructor at Quilt ‘n Sew Connection in Prescott Valley. At the meeting, Peggy will give a trunk show of her quilts. Prior to her presentation, the LVQG will have installation of officers for the upcoming year.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 E. Long Look Drive (corner of Long Look/Loos off Glassford), Prescott Valley. The meeting is free and there will be free refreshments. For information, contact Karen at 928-830-2565.

Water panel addresses questions and concerns

In the face of drought and rapid population growth, how can we ensure a sustainable water supply? What is the best way to protect domestic wells and the base flow of the Verde River?

A panel of experts from the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) will address the many issues that impact these important questions from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott.

Among the topics to be discussed are key water concerns in Legislative District 1 and some legislative options for protecting our groundwater, domestic wells, and the base flow of the Verde River.

The panel will provide CWAG’s answers to the five questions discussed at CWAG’s Aug. 4 Legislative District 1 candidate forum, address questions asked by the forum audience, and answer your water questions. Read the forum questions at www.cwagaz.org and watch the forum video at http://cwagaz.org/videos. Bring your water questions to the Sept. 8 meeting or submit them in advance to info@cwagaz.org.

Panel members are CWAG President Gary Beverly, Ph.D., CWAG Science Committee Chair and hydrogeologist Peter Kroopnick, Ph.D. and CWAG Education Committee Chair and retired geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Ed Wolfe, Ph.D.

For more info visit www.cwagaz.org, call 928-445-4218, or e-mail info@cwagaz.org.

Social Security Seminar Sept. 21

There will be a Social Security Seminar from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Prescott Valley Public Library, Glassford Hill Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive. This is a free event.

This seminar will answer frequently asked questions about this complex topic. Audience: Participants 55 and older (ideally within five years of retirement).

Key messages: discusses steps toward maximizing this important benefit, describes how Social Security will fit into their retirement income strategy, provides clear next steps for those ready to file.

Registration is required. Register online at pvlib.net > Attend > Classes or 928-759-3040.

Yavapai Flute Circle to perform Sept. 8

Join us at the Yavapai Flute Circle’s Native American Flute Demonstration & Performance in September! Learn about flute history, stories, traditions, and even get the opportunity to play if you so desire. This free event is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Prescott Valley Public Library’s Crystal Room.

No registration is required. If you have any questions, call 928-759-3040.

Legal series to begin

Do you have questions: Who is a “debt collector?” Who is a “consumer?” What can a “debt collector” legally do to collect a debt from a “consumer?” Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, for advice and information on federal and state Fair Debt Collection. This legal series will have different topics monthly and will be presented by Joseph Waesche, a local attorney. This event will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month starting Sept. 27, in the PC Lab.

Space is limited. This is a free event. No registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Qigong begins Sept. 14

What is beneficial to your health, balance and overall well-being? Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, to try Qigong — a guided meditation that contains 12 movements letting your spirit flow. Qigong is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month starting Sept. 14, in the Crystal Room.

This is a free class. No registration required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Creative Aging-Beginners Watercolor Class

Are you interested in learning how to Watercolor Paint? Then join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, for a fun and creative experience. The library is offering a watercolor class for beginners or any level of experience from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Children’s Program Room.

You will learn and practice specific techniques and have a go at creating a simple landscape painting.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online at pvlib.net > classes > creative aging classes. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

AARP Disrupt Aging

Aging? Everyone is doing it! Join us from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 7, at Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle. In this workshop we will examine how the way we are aging is changing, mostly for the better. Our ability to live longer, healthier, more productive lives is one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments.

However, we don’t always see it that way. Are you interested in exploring new perspectives of living and aging? Join AARP Arizona as we discuss and explore new choices to age and live life on your terms. This workshop is open to individuals, families and caregivers, anyone who is interested in celebrating life through creativity and reimagining opportunities. A check-in table and door will open at 9:30 am.

Seats are limited so please register. To register, please call 1-877-926-8300 or 928-759-3040. To register online at aarp.cvent.com/CelebrateAging or pvlib.net > classes > Disrupt Aging.

Rockin’ Ukes in concert at library

On Sept. 25 at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, the Rockin’ Ukes will perform.

The Rockin’ Ukes are part of the Prescott Ukulele Guild, “PUG.” The Rockin’ Ukes is a ukulele-centric band that plays an eclectic mix of classic rock, folk, country and whatever they feel like playing, according to a news release.

They will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. and have you tapping your toes and singing along before the hour is done. The program is free and suitable for all ages. Seating is limited so come early to get a seat.

No registration required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Library offers computer classes

Prescott Valley Public Library is offering two computer classes in August — Going Wireless: How to Use Wi-Fi, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28; and Google Photos, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

Class numbers are limited, so please register online at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes as soon as possible. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

All computer classes are in the PC Lab on the second floor of the library.

In September, the library is also offering computer classes — Introduction to Computers Windows, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27; and Windows 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Class numbers are limited so please register online at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Introduction to email class available

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, is offering a two-week course on Introduction to Email in September. The class meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 18 and 25.

This course teaches how to create an account, send and receive messages, attach pictures, avoid spam, create and organize folders, and lots more. The course is based on Gmail, but the concepts are the same no matter what provider you use. Registration required. Please sign up at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. Classes are held in the PC Lab. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

3-week class: Complete job search

Successful job searching requires preparation. Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, is offering a three-week course, “The Complete Job Search,” in September.

The class will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26. This course will guide you through an assessment of your personal strengths, and teach you how to complete effective applications, resumes, and cover letters.

You also will learn to use the internet to search for jobs and learn effective skills for interviewing and follow-up. Prior to taking this course, you should already have basic Windows, Word, internet and email skills.

Registration is required, visit pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. Classes are held in the PC Lab. For information, call 928-759-3040.

Movie Mondays: ‘Overboard’

Join the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 for Monday Night Movies. This month they are showing “Overboard,” starring Anna Faris, Eva Longoria and John Hannah — a comedy about a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner who is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. (PG-13)

This is a free event and no registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

— Prescott Valley Tribune